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AP collaborates with, MHCA to promote AP All-State Hockey Team

By Greg Anzelc, 02/08/17, 9:30AM CST


The Associated Press, and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association are proud to announce a new collaboration behind the Minnesota AP All-State Boys Hockey Team.

The and MHCA will provide promotional support of the AP All-State Team throughout the season and leading up to the announcement.  

The AP All-State Hockey team is selected annually by a panel of high school hockey writers and broadcasters at AP member newspapers and TV and radio stations. 

“We look forward to working with the and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association to further the AP All-State Team tradition for a sport that is so key to the identity of Minnesota,” said Barry Bedlan, AP’s sports products manager.

The 2017 AP Boys' All-State Hockey Team, in collaboration with the and the MHCA, will be announced during a Wild telecast in mid-March after the Boys' MSHSL State Tournament.

About the AP . . . The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the web:

About the . . . The aims to bottle the passion Minnesotans have for the sport of hockey to celebrate and promote the game at all levels. Starting with, it will be brought to life in a variety of ways to inspire players, families and fans and honor the state's unique hockey heritage. It's our game - seen a whole new way.

About the MHCA . . . . The MHCA ( mission is to develop Minnesota high school hockey coaches and players to their fullest potential on the ice, in the classroom, and as citizens, promoting and supporting the full high school hockey experience through graduation. Further, they seek to enhance and continue to develop the community-based hockey model, and to advocate on behalf of high school coaches and players with all relevant government agencies and representative bodies who share this mission.